Quote: It all depends on whose standard you are comparing people too.
How about a human standard. That's the only standard I have. And it's much easier to live life by that.
What would be easier for you? To go up to a random human being and say that they're no good until they submit to Gawd, Jebus, or whatever Father Figure within your teachings? Or to simply not do that?
Frankly, it's patently absurd to me to attempt to defend someone who utters the phrase "humans aren't good". And then going further stating that a "shepherd" is needed to keep that "flock" in order. To Guide them to that Holy Place (an abattoir, perhaps?) leaving no lost "sheep" behind? And, of course, that disgusting need to bathe yersleves in blood that isn't really blood but y'all call it blood anyways so it's blood. Then there's the consumption of His Flesh with a blood chaser.
The language one uses reveals the dark corners of human nature. Some of us are hip to that. Ya dig? What I find curious about all of this is that the believers are still blind to the obvious as they use the same language I use!
At what point does such awareness get shut off from within?